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Cut to the Chase: Farms offering agritourism attraction grew 42.5 percent in latest AG Census

By Rebecca French Smith Fall is a perfect time to learn about agriculture. Harvest is in full swing and farmers are bringing the last fruits and vegetables of…

Breeder working to prevent cross-pollination

By Ken Roseboro For nearly 15 years, Frank Kutka has been working to prevent genetically modified (GMO) corn from cross-pollinating with organic and other corn varieties. Kutka, a…

NASS agriculture, weather, grain stock reports

Missouri grain stocks Old crop corn stocks in all positions on Sept. 1, 2014, totaled 24.0 million bushels, up 39 percent from Sept. 1, 2013. On-farm stocks totaled…

Ray Health Department administering flu shots throughout county

Ray County Health Department is offering flu shots this fall at different locations and times. “Now is the best time to get your influenza vaccination,” said Stacey Cox,…

Sports

Hornets ground attack stuns Spartans

By Russ Green-Sports Editor After losing the two previous playoff meetings at Richmond, the Chillicothe…

H-C’s Gorham captures Richmond Invitational

By Russ Green-Sports Editor Lawson placed two runners in the top 10 Wednesday afternoon to…

Polo thumps Bobcats in district opener

For the second time this season, the Polo Panthers had very little trouble with the…

Plattsburg takes control early

Plattsburg bolted out to a 40-0 first period lead Friday night and never looked back…

 

 

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Jason: Mom, this one’s for you, and me

By Jason Offutt The box tormented me. It sat on U.S. 71, an orange or strangely colored grapefruit printed on the side. The box was in the middle…

Letter: Not much right about Amendment 3, which would impose testing-based teacher evaluations in state

To the Editor There are so many things wrong about state Amendment 3, this permanent change to our state Constitution. • Financially, the amendment will force school districts…

Cut to the Chase: Farms offering agritourism attraction grew 42.5 percent in latest AG Census

By Rebecca French Smith Fall is a perfect time to learn about agriculture. Harvest is in full swing and farmers are bringing the last fruits and vegetables of…

 

Obituaries

Gloria E. Penniston

Gloria E. Penniston, 89, of Lexington, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Lafayette Regional Health Center, Lexington.  Visitation was held…

Elvin Barnes

Elvin Barnes, 75, of Lexington, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at his home after an extended illness. Visitation for Elvin…

Penny Layne Metcalf

Penny Layne Metcalf, 8 months old, of Excelsior Springs, passed away Oct. 25, 2014. Graveside service will be held at 3…

Robert Stroud “Bob” Pennington

Robert Stroud “Bob” Pennington, 96, of Richmond, formerly of Orrick, passed away Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation…